Chez Renée: Puppet Shows & the iPad.
This was truly a success! Using Audio Memos instead of having students read their lines while performing accomplished the following:
Improved pronunciation Students were able to focus better on their pronunciation while recording themselves on their iPads than they would have if they’d been trying to read their lines from paper while also working their puppets. Many of them listened to the recording and then re-recorded in order to fix mistakes they’d heard.
Everyone was able to hear better because the conversation was projected throughout the classroom over the speakers.
Shy students felt less intimidated about speaking French because they only had to worry about working their puppets in front of the class when all eyes were focused on them.